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A tale of 2 ‘shockers’

By Nora Soriño ILIGAN City — “It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age  of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was …

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Allotment, remittances and VAWC

By Dennis Gorecho A FILIPINO seafarer can be held criminally liable due to the act of abandoning his financial obligation to persons to which he is obliged by law to support. Issues of allotment and remittances were discussed in connection with the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC) …

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Be determined to pray always

By Fr. Roy Cimagala YES, we need to pray without ceasing, as St. Paul told us in his First Letter to the Thessa-lonians. (5,16) To keep our spiritual life alive, to make it survive all trials in life, let alone, to make it work effectively and grow healthily, we need …

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Enthronements and commodification of ‘Grar’

By Elin Anisha Guro, Mindanews MARAWI City — Enthronements in Lanao del Sur can be a mixture of celebration, jubilation, social cohesion, or controversy. However, most often, it is a genuinely joyous occasion where clans, relatives and their affines not only commemorate the happy occasion but come together to be …

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More than words

By Maria Margarita C. Diaz, Mindanews FOREST Lake Cemetery, General Santos City  — I have been down with a flu since Wednesday and how I miss you, Pa. This is the first time that I am sick since you passed away and I must admit I cried my eyes out …

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Paradoxical mindsets

By Uriel C. Quilinguing IT would be just a matter of time, the optional retirement age for salaried workers in public and private sectors will be at 56 from 60 years old today. House Bill No. 8683, which was filed by Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) party-list, got overwhelming approval …

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I love ube

By Netnet Camomot UBE champorado, ube polvoron, ube jam, ube ice cream, ube cheesecake, ube cupcakes, ube halo-halo, ube munchkins. Yup, I love ube. But a Cagayanon’s love for ube is not always politically motivated. Much like his love for oranges which won’t necessarily inspire him to vote for the …

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Life’s unavoidable dirt

By Fr. Roy Cimagala WE cannot deny that no matter how much we try to keep ourselves clean, not only physically but also morally and spiritually, we cannot avoid the dirt that there is always in the world. Some of these dirt today can appear to be so nice that …

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Albayalde’s accountability

THE simple resignation of General Oscar Albayalde is not enough and should still be held liable for his actions and involvement in the “ninja cops.” The Senate investigation on the ninja cops and the implementation of the GCTA law has further exposed the bogus war against drugs and corruption of …

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The importance of memory

By David Haldane THE dust was so thick that you couldn’t see the air. When it finally cleared, though, there was a sight to behold; some thirty-five volunteers virtually sweeping away the grime of history. The location was the newly constructed Battle of Surigao Strait Memorial in Surigao City. The …

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